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Ideal trapping weather conditions #6425713
01/11/19 06:59 PM
01/11/19 06:59 PM
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I'm wondering what the ideal coyote, fox, & bobcat trapping conditions that y'all prefer. Obviously no rain but what about temperature range, full or no moon, calm or windy, weather front coming in or going out, etc.? I haven't been doing this long &/or often enough to tell yet & this year has been my worst in 5 years b/c of all the rain we've had.

Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6425729
01/11/19 07:14 PM
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I trap red fox. For me, long stretches of cold, dry weather with not much wind or snow are ideal. Late December/early January is typically my best time period if I get those conditions.


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Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6425732
01/11/19 07:17 PM
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Right now is my favorite because it's usually well below freezing and we have some snow. It doesn't matter for dark of the moon or full I watch the weather patterns

Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6425877
01/11/19 09:17 PM
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Cold and calm here in northern Pa, should get down to zero. Dug out my traps that got buried in the snow from this last front. Weather looking real good for the next 10 days. Looking forward to picking up some more reds

Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6426146
01/12/19 07:39 AM
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cool 30's to 40 dry light wind [ defiantly not this years ` ]

Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6426322
01/12/19 11:17 AM
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I'd echo what's being said about the cold and calm days. At least that's what I experience with cats here.

This year I am trying to keep a really good record of not only the weather conditions, but the moon phases and note any and all cat activity I observe. There's several, but the following is the site I am using to record each day's exact moon phase:

https://www.calendar-12.com/moon_calendar/2019/january

To this point, I have noticed more activity during days/nights with a fuller moon. The least activity I've observed so far this season has been the past week -around the time of the new moon (no moon). However, we also had a pretty good storm come through about that same time, so that may very well have skewed things.


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Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6426392
01/12/19 12:56 PM
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58 one day - snow and 32 the next...
Snowed last night about 4 inches and I saw NO tracks at all today with the exception of some lonely doe out meandering around.
Nothing ever touched any of my sets. Everything is hunkered down right now.


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Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6440929
01/26/19 08:46 AM
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I don't like it as cold as it is today.


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Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6441031
01/26/19 10:29 AM
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anywhere from 10 degrees to about 22 degrees.. cloudy .. very little wind is when i see most catches/movement. Although when it suddenly plummets to -15... for a day or two... those days can be really good too, especially if there's very little wind. i have a pet coyote... he absolutely hates the wind. He will disappear into tall weeds and not come out till the wind lets up.


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Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6441034
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He also hates being wet.. if its raining and he's getting wet.. he gets CRABBY


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Re: Ideal trapping weather conditions [Re: coolbrze] #6441139
01/26/19 12:42 PM
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I like it around zero with at least 16 inches of snow. I don't care about the moon or pressure systems


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